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TPWD News Release — Aug. 24, 2010

Deadline Approaching to Enter Big Time Texas Hunts Drawing

Entry deadline is Oct. 15

AUSTIN – The Lone Star State has a lot of land that’s primed for hunting and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is offering outdoors enthusiasts the chance to win several hunts of a lifetime.

TPWD’s Big Time Texas Hunts program offers hunters the opportunity to win one or more of seven prime guided hunting packages in the state, all of which include food and lodging, and some include taxidermy. The premier package of the program is the Texas Grand Slam hunt that includes four separate hunts for each of Texas’ most prized big game animals: the desert bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, mule deer and pronghorn antelope.

Other hunting packages available in Big Time Texas Hunts include opportunities to pursue alligator, upland game birds, exotic big game and waterfowl.

Linda Campbell, TPWD public hunting program director, said each of the seven adventures in Big Time Texas Hunts is a rare opportunity to participate in a guided hunt on some of the best land in the state.

“Our hunts are held on private lands, high quality ranches with great amenities, and on a number of our premier wildlife management areas,” she said. “The hunts are fully guided and the food and lodging is top notch. We try to provide memorable overall hunting experiences.”

Entries for the Big Time Texas Hunts are $9 if purchased online and $10 if purchased at a license retailer or over the phone at 800-895-4248. Online purchases will include a $5 convenience charge per transaction, meaning hunters can buy as many entries as they wish online for one low fee.

“These are really high quality hunting experiences for a low entry price,” said Carly Montez, TPWD marketing coordinator.

The deadline to enter the year’s Big Time Texas Hunts is Oct. 15, and there is no limit to the number of entries an individual may purchase. Entrants must be at least 17 years of age to enter.

Purchasers do not have to have a hunting license to enter the contest, but must have a valid license before going on a hunt if they win a package.

Big Time Texas Hunts generates an average of $750,000 each year for TPWD with the proceeds supporting public hunting, wildlife management and research and habitat conservation.

Here is a breakdown of each of the Big Time Texas Hunts offerings:

For more information on Big Time Texas Hunts and to enter online, please visit